CALABASAS LIBRARY e.NEWS
THE LATEST NEWS & EVENTS FROM THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

MAY 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER - RAISE MONEY BY EATING AT ROSTI!
PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME
BE A PART OF THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB
YOGA AND YOU AT THE LIBRARY
ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?
E-BOOK CLASS
JOIN A BOOK CLUB
BOOK OF THE MONTH: FIREBRAND AND THE FIRST LADY: PORTRAIT OF FRIENDSHIP: PAULI MURRAY, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY
LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: DIGITAL COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE AVAILABLE
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN


DATES TO REMEMBER

May 2 - Children's Book Week Begins

3 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Meeting

4 - Yoga & You

6 - Pet Partners Reading Program

6 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Book Sale

7 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Book Sale

8 - Library Fundraiser at Rosti

9 - Library Fundraiser at Rosti

10 - Library Fundraiser at Rosti

11 - Second Thursday Book Club

13 - Writers' Corner Club

14 - Library Closed

17 - Wednesday Morning Book Club

17 - Film Fanatics

18 - Yoga & You

20 - Last Day of Love to Learn Tutoring

25 - Last Day of Study Buddies Tutoring

25 - Last Day of Peer Counseling Tutoring

28 - Library Closed
RECURRING EVENTS:
Pumpkin Patch Story Time
Study Buddies Tutoring
* Last Day: May 25
Pet Partners Reading Program
Peer Counseling Tutoring
* Last Day: May 25
Yoga & You Love to Learn Tutoring
* Last Day: May 20
The Writer's Corner Club
2nd Thursday Book Club
Film Fanatics
Wednesday Morning Book Club
  

 


BOOK SALE!
SATURDAY, MAY 6 & SUNDAY, MAY 7

 


STORYTIME FOR 0-3 AGE GROUP ADDED DURING THE MONTH OF MAY: WEDNESDAYS AT 11:00 A.M.



LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon, CLOSED
Tue-Thurs, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fri & Sat,
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Looking for a previous edition of Library e.News? Check out the Library e.News archive <-  April 2017

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CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

 Come celebrate some of our favorite characters at the Library from May 2 through May 6!

Tuesday, May 2 - Greg in Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Wednesday, May 3 - Pigeon and other art by Mo Williams
Thursday, May 4 - Bad Kitty
Friday, May 5 - Princess in Black
Saturday, May 6 - Auggie from Wonder and More

Stop by anytime from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (May 2 - 6) to participate in fun activities and giveaways! For more information, call Jill Nevins at (818) 224-1757.

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LIBRARY FUNDRAISER - RAISE MONEY BY EATING AT ROSTI!

Help the Friends of the Calabasas Library raise money by simply eating a delicious meal (or a few) at Rosti in Calabasas! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (May 8-10), Rosti in Calabasas will be donating 15% of all purchases (dine-in, take-out, and delivery orders) to the Friends of the Calabasas Library. Just be sure to present this flyer so the Library can receive credit. Funds raised will benefit the library programming and materials such as books, DVDs, and audiobooks. For more information, call the Library at (818) 225-7616.

Rosti Calabasas
23663 Calabasas Road
(818) 591-2211
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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PET PARTNERS: READ WITH ME

Is your child's reading going to the dogs? Let's hope so! Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the Library on Saturday, May 6, to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Pet Partners, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud. Each child will have 15 minutes to read. Sign-ups begin at 11:00 a.m. and the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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BE A PART OF THE WRITERS' CORNER CLUB

Attention 4th through 8th Graders: If you like creative writing and hanging out with your friends then come to The Writers’ Corner Club at the Library! This program is hosted by the Calabasas Library and run by high school students. No writing experience is necessary - this is just for fun. The Club meets monthly in the conference room next to the children's library area and they will be meeting on Saturday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. Meetings last about one hour and snacks will be served.

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YOGA & YOU AT THE LIBRARY 

De-stress on your lunch hour! Join us for a relaxing yoga session on Thursdays, May 4 and May 18 at noon. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat/large towel, and join our wonderful instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT at the Library! No experience is necessary and all are welcome. This program is free, however a valid library card is required to participate.

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ARE YOU A FILM FANATIC?

Do you know a film fanatic? Send them to the Library on Wednesday, May 17! The Film Fanatics will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. The group will be hosting a POV documentary by PBS called "Art and Craft" produced and directed by filmmakers Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker.

This movie is about one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, this film uncovers one man's search for connection and respect. It is not rated and is 87 minutes long.

This event is a collaboration with POV (www.pbs.org/pov), PBS' award-winning non-fiction film series. Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner to enjoy during the movie.

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E-BOOK CLASS

Did you get a tablet or iPad recently and don’t know how to read e-books on it? Are you tired of going on vacation and losing that library book? E-books are here to stay! The library is offering a free e-book class to help you out. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on  Wednesday, May 31. This class is designed to help you learn about e-books and other digital products here at the Calabasas Library. Don't forget to bring your devices as there will be time after the lecture for individual help.

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JOIN A BOOK CLUB

Are you an adult who is interested in joining a book club? Look no further than the Calabasas Library!

The Second Thursday Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. This month, we will be discussing Japantown by Barry Lancet.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. They will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  

Membership into the book clubs are free, however a valid library card is required to participate.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: FIREBRAND AND THE FIRST LADY: PORTRAIT: OF FRIENDSHIP PAULI MURRAY, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

The book Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice written by Patricia Bell-Scott is based on the correspondence between Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt. Through their years of friendship, Mrs. Roosevelt became a mentor to Ms. Murray and Ms. Murray brought real life experiences of racial and gender discrimination to the First Lady. Murray achieved her amazing career goals which included becoming a lawyer (three law degrees), principal strategist in the fight for Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act and co-founder of the National Organization for Women. This true story is a fascinating interaction between two women whose lives couldn’t have been more different.

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IMPORTANT DATES IN HISTORY

The top 10 most challenged books of 2016 was released by the American Library Association a few weeks ago. These are titles that have been challenged in public and school libraries in the last year. http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2016. Every year, libraries recognize Banned Books Week every September internationally to remember that books can and have been banned or challenged in all parts of the world. This current list is a small part in remembering the importance for the freedom to read.

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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH: DIGITAL COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE AVAILABLE

Are you missing Archie and the gang from Riverdale? You can’t wait for Jurassic World 2? We have digital comics and graphic novels that can help you through the hiatus. There are many titles available from favorite books, shows and movies that include Big Nate, Transformers and Star Trek. You can read from your computer, tablet, and smartphone. For information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/digital-comics.html.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN. BARBARA LOCKWOOD

The proposed Federal Budget for FY 2018 was recently released and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is listed as an agency whose budget the proposal recommends eliminating. The IMLS administers federal library funding under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The small sums provided to the LSTA deliver one of the biggest economic and social returns on investment in the entire federal budget. The LSTA distributes the money to each state based on population and the state decides how best to use the funds. In California, the money has been used for literacy, building high-tech small business centers, helping veterans get benefits, providing resources for blind and hearing impaired patrons, offering resume and job skills workshops and teaching kids how to write code.

Although the Calabasas Library is primarily funded by local property tax, the LSTA has granted additional monies to help our small staff provide greater resources to our community. For example, the Calabasas Library along with six other libraries received a grant in 2015 to start the “MakerBox Collective”. The MakerBoxes are a set of rotating materials for science, tech, engineering and math education (STEM) and a 3D printer. The library is able to offer programs to children and adults on electronics, circuitry, and technology, like 3D printing and coding each month. In the past we have received IMLS funds for a local history project and “Picturing America”, a series of art classes and lectures.

The American Library Association is asking for the public’s support by writing letters or calling your representatives in the House and Senate. If you are concerned about the loss of library funds now is the time to act.

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CALABASAS LIBRARY
200 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302 (map)
(818) 225-7616

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon, CLOSED
Tue-Thurs, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fri & Sat,
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

That’s all for this month.

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